Group Purchasing Program

Group Purchasing Program

The Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers’ offers a robust group purchasing program on behalf of our members and associate members of the Alaska and Oregon Primary Care Associations.

Our purpose is to help community and migrant health centers save resources, staff time and money by combining their collective purchasing power in order to purchase high quality products and services at preferential prices. We educate ourselves and then our members on the newest vendors and products and help them source alternative vendors when there are shortages.  

Contact Terri Blazell-Wayson for more information at 360-786-9722 ext. 221.

Lidocaine & Hep A & B Vaccination Shortages

There have been shortages of Lidocaine and Hep A & Hep B vaccinations. The following information is provided to us from one of our Group Purchasing Partners: Intalere. If you need supplies contact Regional Manager: Jennie Martin. . Signing up for Intalere is free, fast and easy

  • Hepatitis Vaccines: supply issue is currently only with Merck products and expected to extend through early 2018.
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine NDC: 00006484100 = Merck’s VAQTA
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine NDC: 0006499500 = Mercks’ RECOMBIVAX HB
  • Here is a link to Merck’s vaccine supply status
  • ALTERNATIVES:
  • GlaxoSmithKline is reporting that they have adequate supply to cover the gap by Merck’s shortage. You can start ordering GSK right away.
  • We have a competitive contact with GSK that would likely bring your group additional savings, as well as access to the hepatitis vaccines noted.  Ordering vaccines direct is usually the best price, with additional prompt pay discounts etc.
  • If you would prefer to use Sanofi Products, or would like to compare pricing between Sanofi Pasteur and GSK, Intalere can help facilitate that as well. Sanofi has hepatitis vaccinations available as well.

Resources for Mobile Dentistry Webinar Recording. 

There are many different factors to consider when setting up a mobile dental office from privacy, sterilization, equipment and location. In this Webinar, Henry Schein Dental will present the most practical and applicable ideas and products for a mobile unit. Henry Schein Dental is the preferred dental supply and equipment provider in WACMHC's Group Purchasing program. Their commitment to the special needs of Community Health Centers including their mobile dentistry department sets them apart from other suppliers. If your health center already offers mobile dentistry or you are thinking of it, this Webinar recording is for you. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1914129181960436747

Group Purchasing Eligibility

All regular and associate members of WACMHC and all members of the Alaska and Oregon Primary Care Associations are eligible to receive discount pricing under the contracts negotiated by Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers.

WACMHC’s Savings Programs

Specially negotiated savings on the products and support solutions that your health center needs.

Medical Supplies

Intalere (formerly Amerinet): Health Center Support Solutions: Medical and office supplies. Business and medical office furniture. Computers and technology. Group Purchasing pricing on Vendors such as McKesson, Cardinal, Henry Schein Medical, Staples and Office Depot.

NACHC Community Health Ventures Value in Purchasing (VIP) Program:  Group Purchasing Pricing on over 64 medical distributors including: Cardinal Health, Henry Schein Medical, and McKesson. Office supplies from Staples and Office Depot.  IT Servcies, printing/ promotional services, telecommunication support and services, capital equipment, and technology. 

Lab Services

LabCorp: LabCorp provides high quality, leading-edge medical laboratory tests and services through a national network of primary clinical laboratories and specialty testing laboratories.

Quest: Highest quality medical diagnostic testing, on site diagnostics staffing, dedicated logistics and distribution network, patient service centers, and specially trained customer service representatives.

Pharmacy

TACHC 340Better: In collaboration with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers (TACHC), 340Better contract pricing is 2.7% BELOW 340B pricing. Health centers that are eligible for 340B pricing are eligible for 340Better. This discount is only made available through Cardinal.

Dental

Henry Schein Dental: Group Purchasing pricing on Dental supplies, equipment, Dentrix software, maintenance and repair. Dedicated Community Health Center division and a personal sales rep provides great support for your dental needs.

Interpreting Services

InDemand InterpretingThe leading provider of medical interpreting. Providing experienced, certified medical interpretation in over 20 languages with the highest quality technology designed specifically for the healthcare environment. HIPAA-trained Interpreters operate from offices in the Pacific Northwest. [NO interpreters work from their homes or other countries where security of patient information cannot be guaranteed as is the case with other interpreting services.]

Risk Management

Coverys: Professional Liability Insurance. Policy holders receive a designated consultant who will work with you to develop a customized service plan targeting the particular risk management and patient safety challenges your organization faces. Includes VisualDx differential builder, access to online education programs, and patient safety grant programs.

Contact & Enrollment

For more information or to enroll in our Group Purchasing program contact Terri Blazell-Wayson, Group Purchasing Coordinator at 360-786-9722 ex. 221 or .